French dating norms
Meeting the expectations of your significant other may not always be easy.But add on top of that cultural differences and you got a whole new pandora’s box.
In the South of France, over 7m speak Occitan dialects, representing 12% of the population of France, but these dialects have no official status.
For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.
It’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.
Young Chinese adults are often under a lot of pressure from the elders in their family to find a good husband or wife and get married relatively early.
This pressure is particularly acute for women, who can be called “left-over women” if they pass the age of 26 or 27 without finding a husband.
For example, you’ll often see Chinese couples wearing matching outfits, which is almost unheard of in the West.